Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday (15 April) launched the EatSmart Cities Challenge and Transport4All Challenge at an online event.
Speaking about EatSmart Cities challenge, Puri said, “It is a matter of pride that today, we see the Eat Right India approach getting scaled up to the smart cities level with the launch of EatSmart Cities Challenge. This movement will nudge the urban populace to make the right food choices and help build a healthier and happier nation. This will complement the remarkable work being done in the Smart Cities Mission”.
Launching the Transport4All Challenge, the minister said that COVID-19 has brought the entire world to a halt with transport being one of the worst-hit sectors, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) said on Thursday (15 April).
He added that the Transport4All Digital Innovation Challenge will support cities to recover from this mobility crisis.
The EatSmart Cities Challenge aims to motivate Smart Cities to develop a plan that supports a healthy, safe and sustainable food environment supported by institutional, physical, social, and economic infrastructure along with the application of ‘smart’ solutions to combat food related issues, the ministry said.
The Transport4All Digital Innovation Challenge aims to develop digital solutions that will make public transport safe, affordable, comfortable, and reliable for all.
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